Retail pak Random House Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0553502719 $39.95 Eight cassettes
Tiny machines injected into the bloodstream cause changes in personality, intelligence, talents, and behavior. Dylan O'Connor; his autistic brother, Shep; and comedian Jillian Jackson receive these nanobots against their will and spend the rest of the book coming to grips with their plight. Koontz's passion for alliteration makes itself glaringly obvious in the audio production. But Stephen Lang brings an amazing talent for characterization to the complex story, especially with the character of Shep. Not only are the voices and speech patterns of each character unique and believable, but the pacing of their conversation achieves complete realism. Lang's Brooklyn background occasionally creeps into the descriptive passages, but with so much dialogue in the book, it really doesn't matter. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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